Hi party pals! Are you excited for the 4th of July? I know I am! This weekend I get to go to a wedding in Colorado and get out of the Arizona heat hooray! The fourth is a great time to get together with family and friends. Since my family will be out of town I didn’t know if we would really get to celebrate the red, white and blue. I couldn’t have that, so I decided to put together a little “Fauxth” of July/Fourth of July party! If you can’t do it on the actual day why not pick another day. Since the fourth is on Friday you might be working but you can still celebrate all weekend! I put together some easy decorations mostly from the dollar section at Target. Any excuse to go to Target I will take. I really should not be allowed in that store, it’s too much fun!
I made some easy cupcakes. I didn’t have decorating tips with me so I just put red, white and blue frosting all lined up in a ziploc bag and cut off a corner. I also cut out a few star shape cupcakes then cut the cupcake in half horizontally. This would be really cute with red in the middle and blue on top. I made some cookie pops with store bought cookies. I just cut off the outside part of the cookie and put them on a lollipop stick. They just look cuter that way!
I made these flag firework centerpieces. All you need is a small container(vase, bucket, etc.), 3 sheets of tissue paper, sparkly pipe cleaners and a small American flag. Cut tissue paper into one inch strips, fold in half, put into the container and spread them out. Insert sparkly pipe cleaners and the flag. Quick and easy!
Sparkly pipe cleaner fireworks!
I made the flag part with a sheet of star scrapbook paper and stripe scrapbook paper cut out to look like a flag. The other part is tissue paper and blue ribbon to hang it.
Just a few drops of blue food coloring into water and a couple flags in a vase can make an easy centerpiece. I put puff balls on top of tooth picks to dress up the fruit and cheese.
There you go, an easy 4th of July party! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!
About Valerie Lewis
Hi I'm Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), and making simple crafts with my kids.
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